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Landry after court enjoins executive order: 'We do not live under a king in Louisiana'

Mia Sims Dec. 23, 2016, 6:54pm

BATON ROUGE – A district court ruled on Dec. 14 that Gov. John Bel Edwards unconstitutionally side-stepped the Legislature and created law, ruling that his recent Executive Order No. JBE 16-11 is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.

Louisiana Attorney General confident about ruling on constitutional powers lawsuit against Gov. Edwards

Dawn Geske Dec. 11, 2016, 6:45pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is awaiting a ruling on his lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding an executive order regarding the placement of language in state contracts disallowing discrimination based on a worker's sexual preference.  

Louisiana's Landry elected vice president of National Association of Attorneys General

Erianne Leatherman Dec. 9, 2016, 6:11pm

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

Louisiana governor-attorney general disagreement has a new hearing

Deb Rogers Dec. 4, 2016, 8:39pm

BATON ROUGE – The battle over who has the final say in Louisiana constitutional matters will continue until at least the end of the month.

Landry accuses Edwards of wasting money, time with additional lawsuits against oil and gas companies

Michelle de Leon Dec. 4, 2016, 11:49am

BATON ROUGE — Following a court ruling that allowed a wetlands damage lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish to go to trial, the battle between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rages on.

Constitutional rights dispute between Governor, AG heading to court

Mia Sims Dec. 2, 2016, 5:57pm

BATON ROUGE – A dispute over an an executive order by Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding LGBT discrimination language in state contracts is heading to court in showdown that may define the constitutional roles of the governor and attorney general.

Louisiana legislators side with attorney general over dispute with governor

Chandra Lye Nov. 27, 2016, 10:48pm

BATON ROUGE — Fifteen members of the Louisiana Legislature have filed a petition regarding litigation between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Louisiana attorney general attacks Advocate in editorial

Joe Dyton Nov. 27, 2016, 1:22pm

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently submitted an editorial to The Advocate in reaction to the publication’s critique of how he’s handling state policy.

Analyst: Political feud between Gov. Edwards, Landry 'all part of cultural politics' of state

Abbi White Nov. 12, 2016, 12:01pm

&&& BATON ROUGE – Amid a shifting political landscape and a second trip to court, two of Louisiana’s highest-elected officials, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry, continue to spar over LGBT-inclusive legislation, among other hot-button issues.

Groups want Third Circuit to enforce Flonase class action settlement against Louisiana AG

The Louisiana Record Nov. 12, 2016, 11:40am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Legal Foundation is among those groups calling on a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court’s decision that, they argue, would undermine class-wide settlements by permitting plaintiff states to file copycat lawsuits despite benefiting from a settlement.

Louisiana creates riverboat economic development and gaming task forces

Christopher Knoll Nov. 11, 2016, 8:45am

NEW ORLEANS -- Citing alleged threats from Oklahoma and Mississippi, the Louisiana Legislature created the Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force during the past legislative session. 

Louisiana leaders square off over state legal contracts

Alyssa Henrickson Nov. 7, 2016, 5:00pm

BATON ROUGE — Tensions are running high between the offices of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as both men question the constitutionality of protected classes in state legal contracts.

Louisiana governor, attorney general argue over who can hire lawyers

John Breslin Oct. 30, 2016, 9:13pm

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana’s governor and its attorney general are involved in a dispute over who ultimately has, under the constitution, the authority to hire lawyers to represent the state.

Louisiana Supreme Court refuses to hear wrongful conviction compensation case

Tara Mapes Oct. 16, 2016, 11:15pm

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to hear a case to determine if the family of a deceased man who was exonerated after serving nearly 30 years on death row is due compensation for wrongful conviction.

Fight continues against changes to overtime wages, rule

Noell Wolfgram Evans Oct. 13, 2016, 5:44pm

BATON ROUGE — On Sept. 20, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry joined his counterparts in 20 states in a lawsuit against the United States Department of Labor.

Landry brings federal, state issues to local chamber in Morgan City

Deb Rogers Oct. 2, 2016, 11:19am

MORGAN CITY – The Louisiana attorney general brought federal and state issues to the attention of the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce recently.

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry supports federal court complaint to delay new overtime rule

Kathy Kaye Sep. 27, 2016, 5:27pm

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) recently announced its support of the federal court complaint filed by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as part of a coalition of 21 states challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, set to go into effect nationwide on Dec. 1.

LOGA president says Gov. Edwards’ call for more lawsuits against the industry a 'shakedown'

Tara Mapes Sep. 25, 2016, 8:45pm

BATON ROUGE – In a news conference Sept. 21, Gov. John Bel Edwards encouraged all coastal parishes to sue the oil and gas industry for its contributions to the coastal loss, a statement the president of Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) calls a “shakedown.”

Landry continues crackdown on public corruption

Robert Creenan Sep. 18, 2016, 10:59pm

Leigh Ann Ingram, a former utility clerk in Jonesville, Louisiana, recently became the latest public employee ensnared in Attorney General Jeff Landry's crackdown on the alleged misuse of public funds. 

Attorney general's office questions Dardenne attack on car allowance request

Claudia Balthazar Sep. 8, 2016, 8:31pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office called Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardene’s recent attack on Landry “false,” after the governor’s office denied Landry’s alleged request for a car allowance and mileage reimbursements, accusing him of “double-dipping.”